Meeting Our Patients’ Needs in Surgery in Troy, MI

Surgery can be an important step on the path to excellent health for many dogs and cats. While most healthy pets have a spay or neuter surgery in their first year of life, at Long Lake Animal Hospital our capabilities go beyond routine surgeries to include the treatment of diseases and injuries and various elective procedures. Our veterinary team combines their compassion and skill to perform every surgery safely and with complete dedication to your pet’s health and comfort.

Call us today at (248) 689-8899, to schedule your pet's surgery or follow-up visit.

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What We Do to Create an Ideal Day for Your Pet’s Surgery

Let us put your mind at ease. All surgeries have their risks, but our team does everything possible to minimize them. Your pet’s health is always our highest priority, and we strive to make their experience as safe, comfortable, and stress-free as we can.

Here are some of the things we do to accomplish that:

  • Perform a pre-anesthetic checkup, including an exam, to determine your pet’s health status on the day of surgery 

  • We recommend pre-anesthetic blood work to check your pet’s kidney and liver function prior to anesthesia

  • Select and administer your pet’s anesthesia according to their size, age, and health history

  • Provide full monitoring of your pet’s vital signs throughout their surgery

  • Provide your pet with the appropriate pain relief medications at all stages--before, during, and after surgery

  • Keep your pet warm during surgery to reduce the risk of hypothermia

How to Make Your Pet’s Recovery Easier (for Them and for You)

Dogs and cats aren’t always the most compliant patients during the critical post-operative healing process. Here are some useful tips to keep in mind when you bring your pet home from surgery:

  • Activity restriction is essential to preventing post-operative complications. Keep your pet on a leash when outside, and generally confined at home to avoid any running, jumping, or playing with other furry friends.
  • Protect your pet’s incision from licking and scratching with the help of an e-collar or snug T-shirt. Pets can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time!
  • Check the incision daily for swelling, oozing, redness, odor, and torn stitches. Keep the skin clean and free of any discharge but do not disrupt the incision.

If you have any questions or need to bring in your pet for a checkup, call (248) 689-8899.